Campus Public Safety

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This our community. Let’s stay together.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus is a very safe one, but a community of our size will never be crime-free. University of IL Police and its partner law enforcement agencies work hard to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs, but you play the most important role in keeping our campus community safe.

  • Stay together. Do not walk alone at night. Travel in groups and in well-lit areas. Call 217-333-1216 for a SafeWalks escort if you need one, or download the app for iOS or Android.
  • Lock all doors. Theft and burglary often are crimes of opportunity. Criminals will seek out unlocked doors to steal valuables when they find one. By locking doors and taking our valuables with us, we eliminate that opportunity.
  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. Avoid using your cellphone or listening to music while you’re walking, as it can distract you from danger. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Call police if something looks odd – they’re happy to assist, and even the smallest bit of information could prevent another crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger. The University encourages students to take appropriate action to protect others’ safety by reducing students’ fear of legal or disciplinary consequences to the victim or themselves. For more information, please review the Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan procedures.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please be responsible. Remember your ability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.

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